Trichoglottis mimica L.O.Williams 1938

Photo by Elmer Bagos


Photo by Linda & Mikael Karlbom, Sweden

Lip Spread unaturally

Photo by Andre Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III


Common Name The Mimicing Staurochilus

Flower Size .72 [1.8cm]

Found on Mindanao in the Philippines with in Agusan Province as a hot to warm growing epiphyte with an erect, monopodial stem carrying alternate, distichous, strap-shapped, conduplicate, obliqwuely bilobed apically leaves that blooms on 1 to 2 axillary, erect, long pedunculate, branching, each branch few flowered, to [58 cm] long, dark reddish brown, several to many flowered inflorescence.

Similar to S luchensis and S ionosma but differs from them both the smaller flowers and the mid liobe of the lip is completely different, narrowly ovate-pandurate.

Synonyms Staurochilus mimicus (L.O.Williams) Lubag-Arquiza & Christenson 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Oncidium sylvestre; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium sylvestre drawing good; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 3 1980 as Oncidium sylvestre photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 10 1992 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 2 1995 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 ; Orchidaceae Antillaneae Nir 2000; Orchid of Cuba Llamacho & Larramendi 2005; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 1 2007 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 71 #1 2008 photo fide